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Evonymon

Peloponnese

Pylos

Duration

3 h

Availability

Up to 18 persons

Guided Tour

Up to 18 persons

Overnight Stay

Not provided

Active Months

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Description

Evonymon was founded in 2013 by Stavroula Rozou (PhD pharmacist) and Nicolas Krikelis (MSc chemist), with the aim to produce and market Greek products, like extra virgin olive oil and aromatic herbs of Greece. Our goal is to continuously improve and promote quality Greek products, by boosting the role and contribution of the Mediterranean diet to our health. Our products can be found in selected groceries and delicatessens in Greece and several food outlets abroad.
The company’s estate, Agros, is based in Varakes, Messinia (southern Peloponnese), just a few km from Pylos and Methoni. It is open for visiting the olive grove, the botanical garden with endemic aromatic herbs, and a small collection of wild orchids. In the estate, there is a small private olive mill where the awarded extra virgin olive oil is cold extracted. The aromatic herbs are cultivated in the area, picked by hand, naturally dried and packed in our own packaging facilities.
The estate is open all year round for olive oil experiences; visiting the olive mill, tasting olive oils and food pairing with extra virgin olive oil. The owner will teach you how to distinguish a good olive oil, how to store it, and use it. You will also learn all the health benefits of extra virgin olive oil. You can also participate at olive harvesting and olive oil production in mid-autumn.
Visitors have also the chance to pick up seasonal fruits or vegetables from the garden and find the exquisite products of the estate and of other local producers in the shop.

TOUR AND TASTING

Guests are welcomed with a cool or hot infusion of our herbs, a fruit juice, and a handmade cake. The tour begins with a presentation of our work and vision, along with the historical background of olive cultivation and olive oil production. Guests then have the opportunity to witness olive collection within the olive grove itself, replicating the harvesting season process. They will have a close look at the 19th-century olive millstones and press, as well as our small private modern olive mill, where our award-winning extra virgin olive oil is cold-extracted. Each step of the process is explained. Following this, there will be an olive oil tasting session and discussion about the health, beauty, and numerous benefits of extra virgin olive oil. Visitors will learn how to distinguish good olive oil and how to store and use it. Depending on the number of visitors, the tasting can take place either around tables in the garden or standing in the olive mill. Afterward, guests are invited to explore the garden and discover the endemic plants and herbs of the region and Greece as a whole. One lucky guest will win a prize in a knowledge quiz held in the garden. Finally, guests gather around tables in the garden, where local delicacies are served, including olives, local cheese, local fried bread (lalaggia), small dakos (rusks served with tomato and sfela cheese), handpicked pickled bulbs, and dried figs.

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Awards

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  • Important Notice

    1. There is an extra charge for wine serving 2. Water and coffee are included in the price 3. We can accommodate a maximum of 18 visitors during the summer season and 10 visitors during the winter season in our indoor premises.

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    Products

    Extra virgin olive oil, aromatic herbs

    Tour Languages

    Greek, English

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